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ICU Day over but CUs mission continues throughout year
MADISON, Wis. (10/29/08)--International Credit Union Day (ICU Day)--celebrated Oct. 16--may have passed, but credit unions continue to promote their philosophy of “people helping people.” Activities include:
Click for slide showStaff at Prime Financial CU, Cudahy, Wis., celebrated International Credit Union Day by representing a different country at each of its nine branches. The branches treated members to cookies and candy to represent each country. (Photo provided by Prime Financial CU).
* Prime Financial FCU, Cudahy, Wis., celebrated ICU Day by asking each of its nine branches to select a country and then treat members to cookies and candy representing each country. The credit union distributed handouts with the history of credit unions and the purpose of the celebration; * Minnesota’s Southwestern Chapter of Credit Unions packed meals for children around the world to celebrate ICU day at the chapter’s second-annual Kids Against Hunger event. More than 70 credit union employees, board members and their families packed 23,000 meals. The chapter also donated $4,500 to cover the cost of food and supplies; * The Lafayette Chapter of the Louisiana Credit Union League held a jambalaya cook-off on ICU Day with five teams and judges (eWeek Oct. 23). First place was earned by Lafayette Schools FCU. Funds raised at the event will benefit the Credit Union Legislative Action Council; * Consumers CU, Waukegan, Ill., celebrated ICU Day with a grand re-opening of its new office in Mundelein; * E FCU, Baton Rouge, LA., also celebrated ICU Day with the opening of a new branch in Zachary, La.; * Erie (Pa.) General Electric FCU provided an Italian lunch to its members, and gave away a $100 Wal-Mart gift card; and * Freedom CU, Philadelphia, served soft pretzels and candy to members at its branches.


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